PhD Position in Economics

The Chair of Applied Microeconomics (Prof. Stefan Buehler) at the University of St.Gallen is inviting applications for a

PhD Position in Economics

Starting date: September 1, 2018, or upon agreement.

The chair is affiliated with the Institute of Economics ( focus of our research is on industrial organization, game theory, antitrust law and economics, regulation, and public policy. We offer a stimulating research environment, exchange with young and international faculty, modern infrastructure, and a friendly atmosphere. The salary is commensurate with university regulations and internationally competitive.

The successful candidate has acquired (or is about to complete) a Master's degree in Economics or a related field with excellent grades. A demonstrated interest in at least one of our main fields of research is required. Fluency in English is essential and a good command of German is desirable.

The successful candidate is expected to enroll in the PhD Program in Economics and Finance ( at the University of St. Gallen and may participate in the Swiss Program for Beginning Doctoral Students at the Study Center Gerzensee ( While devoting most of the time to writing a PhD thesis, he/she also contributes to the research and teaching activities of the chair. Please contact Prof. Stefan Buehler ( for further information.

Applications should be submitted online no later than May 31, 2018. Please include a cover letter, CV, academic records, GRE scores (if available), and, if possible, the Master's thesis. Please ask academic referees to send their reference letters directly to Dr. Mirela Keuschnigg ( Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview.


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